Help with weird acting batteries!!

Help with weird acting batteries!!

Post by afko.. » Fri, 21 May 1999 04:00:00



How can you tell if you have a reversed or damaged cell in your stick pack?  I
recently charged my packs for my starter box, and went out to run my gas truck
about 3 hours later and the starter box didn't have enough juice for it to turn
the flywheel on the truck.  I went home drained the cells the rest of the way
and recharged them and it worked.  Could I have a bad cell or something else?

please help,

ART

P.S. did anybody see STAR WARS Episode I yet???

 
 
 

Help with weird acting batteries!!

Post by Dennis Clar » Sat, 22 May 1999 04:00:00


:How can you tell if you have a reversed or damaged cell in your stick pack?  I
:recently charged my packs for my starter box, and went out to run my gas truck
:about 3 hours later and the starter box didn't have enough juice for it to turn
:the flywheel on the truck.  I went home drained the cells the rest of the way
:and recharged them and it worked.  Could I have a bad cell or something else?

  Measure their voltage when they are drained.  If you don't have 1.2V per
cell then you prolly have a bad cell in there somewhere.  Depending on how
old your pack is, it may just be worn out.  You didn't say how many cells
were in the pack, what kind of charger you have or how often you used the
starter box.

: P.S. did anybody see STAR WARS Episode I yet???

  Yes, and I'm not talking about it for two weeks to let everyone else see
it without being a spoiler.

DLC
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* Be well, do good work, and stay in touch -- Garrison Keillor             *
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Help with weird acting batteries!!

Post by afko.. » Sat, 22 May 1999 04:00:00


Quote:


> :How can you tell if you have a reversed or damaged cell in your stick pack?  I
> :recently charged my packs for my starter box, and went out to run my gas truck
> :about 3 hours later and the starter box didn't have enough juice for it to turn
> :the flywheel on the truck.  I went home drained the cells the rest of the way
> :and recharged them and it worked.  Could I have a bad cell or something else?

>   Measure their voltage when they are drained.  If you don't have 1.2V per
> cell then you prolly have a bad cell in there somewhere.  Depending on how
> old your pack is, it may just be worn out.  You didn't say how many cells
> were in the pack, what kind of charger you have or how often you used the
> starter box.

> : P.S. did anybody see STAR WARS Episode I yet???

>   Yes, and I'm not talking about it for two weeks to let everyone else see
> it without being a spoiler.

The batteries are 6cell packs at 1400mah, I am using a Trinity digital charger.  
I have used the starter box less than 10 times, meaning 10 different occasions.
I can't measure individual cells without taking off the plastic.

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Help with weird acting batteries!!

Post by adria » Sun, 23 May 1999 04:00:00


You can just measure the total number of volts and divide that by the number
of cells
 
 
 

Help with weird acting batteries!!

Post by Jonathan Hodgso » Tue, 25 May 1999 04:00:00


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Quote:
>>   Measure their voltage when they are drained.  If you don't have 1.2V
per
>> cell then you prolly have a bad cell in there somewhere.  Depending on
how
>> old your pack is, it may just be worn out.  You didn't say how many cells
>> were in the pack, what kind of charger you have or how often you used the
>> starter box.

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Quote:
>The batteries are 6cell packs at 1400mah, I am using a Trinity digital
charger.
>I have used the starter box less than 10 times, meaning 10 different
occasions.
>I can't measure individual cells without taking off the plastic.

For a rough idea, keep a careful check on the pack while you're
a) charging and b) discharging it.  If one cell gets noticeably
hotter than the others at any time, it's probably dead.

Jonny